Timothy M. Johnson graduated from Fontana High School in Fontana, California in 1964 with honors. He attended the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY as a member of the class of 1968 leaving after two years to marry and live in Baltimore. After resettling in New York, he was hired by NY Telephone Company as a craft .... more
Timothy M. Johnson graduated from Fontana High School in Fontana, California in 1964 with honors. He attended the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY as a member of the class of 1968 leaving after two years to marry and live in Baltimore. After resettling in New York, he was hired by NY Telephone Company as a craft employee. He rose through the craft ranks from unskilled to skilled employee as a Systems Technician-Radio after becoming interested in that career from his activities as a ham radio operator. He obtained an FCC license to qualify for that job. He retired from the phone company in 1994 at age 47.
During his career at the phone company, he completed his undergraduate requirements at Empire State College in 1983 paid for as a company benefit. He then completed a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree at the State University of New York at Stonybrook in 1993 as preparation for obtaining a professional engineers license. He next completed a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at New York Institute of Technology in 1997. While he was studying for this second masters, he began teaching sailing at Oyster Bay Sailing School and obtained his Master License, 100 tons, sitting for this license exam some thirty years after he initiated studies in this career path.
He moved to Massachusetts settling in Cape Cod in 1997. He spent a year on a job search before securing worked as an industrial/research junior engineer in the Boston area. He began teaching at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts in 1999 becoming a full-time faculty member in 2000. At the same time, he established a consulting business called Captains Engineering Services and joined the local Rotary Club. In October of 2002, he passed the 8-hour exam for the professional engineer license in electrical engineering.
At Wentworth, he has taught over 3300 students, elements of electronics that range from basic electronic design and circuit theory to digital circuits, VHDL, microprocessors, fiber optics, and VLSI design before retiring in 2015 to complete studies for a Doctoral at Pace University in New York in 2018 whose tuition was paid for by Wentworth as a benefit. He now holds a technology degree, a liberal arts degree, an engineering degree, and a computer science degree (some 220 college credits).
During his higher education career in Boston, he served as president of the Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers in 2004, student coordinator for IEEE clubs for the executive board of the Boston section of the IEEE, an active member of the American Society of Engineering Educations writing and presenting papers, and a member of the Rotary Club of Bourne. He has written five books including this one. His fun job was teaching sailing for Boston Harbor Sailing Club for years covering basic sailing and costal navigation classes on weekends.
Timothy Johnson's Projects
Finding a Job in Tough Times
Dr. Tim Johnson reveals a common sense approach to finding a job that will assist graduates as well ... more